It’s the third Tuesday of the month, so you know what that means right?? It’s Monthly Mani time! I am super excited about today’s “Artist Inspired” theme because the sky is the limit this month! I chose to go with a pop art theme for my nails, specifically inspired by artist Roy Lichtenstein. For the subject of my mini canvases, I chose to celebrate Earth Day (coming up this Friday!) with my Pop Art Earth Day nails!
Pop art is one of my favorite types of fine art – from Andy Warhol to Wayne Thiebaud, I love the bright colors, modern aesthetic, deceptive simplicity and sometimes-lighthearted-often-poignant commentary. My Roy Lichtenstein inspired nails feature a comic book print type design with action bubbles, block letters, and mini polka dots. I’m not going to lie, you guys, I am pretty much obsessed!
Here’s how I did it:
Step 1 – Start with a white base, or, a blank white canvas. ;)
Step 2 – Write your block letters in the color of your choice. I used a blue nail art pen to write the letters. For the “Earth” / “O” in LOVE, I used a dotting tool to create a green circle and then used the blue nail art pen to draw the “oceans.” I also used the nail art pen to draw dots on the thumb and the dotting tool to create the green dots.
Step 3 – The next step is to outline the block letters in black. I actually cheated for this step and used a fine tip Sharpie pen to outline the letters and the Earth / O.
Step 4 – To finish off the design, I created the action bubbles with the black Sharpie, and then filled in the rest of the nails with my pink nail art pen. I created a bunch of tiny dots to complete the pop art / comic book look!
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the #MonthlyMani crew to see what art inspired their manicures this month:
What’s your favorite style of art? Do you have a favorite artist??
If you’re interested in learning more about Roy Lichtenstein, or seeing more of his artwork, you can check out his Artsy page here!
As always, thanks for reading!
PS. Stay tuned for a special Thrift Style Thursday post for Earth Day coming up later this week!